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TEC 222 Introduction to Computer-Aided Technology for Vehicle Design 3(2-2)

Introduction to computer-aided technology specific to designing vehicles in a global market. Emphasis on part design as applied to surface and solid part modeling. Prerequisite: IET 154

TEC 297 Special Topics 1-6(Spec) Variable credit, variable content courses with credit and specific topics identified in the Class Schedule book. Prerequisites: permission of instructor.

TEC 320 Vehicle Systems and Design Terminology 3(3-0)

A comprehensive review of automobile systems and components for the student who is interested in vehicle design. Focus is on terminology and system and component interdependence. Prerequisites: minimum of two years vehicle design work experience or minimum of 6 semester hours of drafting and descriptive geometry plus 6 semester hours of computer-aided design credit.

TEC 321 Technical Creativity 3(3-0) Astudy of individual and group creative processes related to the design of new products and the application of new technologies. Prerequisite: TEC 320.

TEC 322 Intermediate Computer-Aided Technology for Vehicle Design 3(2-2)

Intermediate computer-aided technology specific to advance part design as applied to surface and solid part modeling in designing vehicles in a global market. Prerequisite: TEC 222

TEC 323 Materials and Applications in Vehicle Design 3(3-0)

The study of various vehicle design applications and mechanical properties of steel, aluminum, composites, and plastics used in vehicle manufacturing. Prerequisites: IET 154, IET 359, TEC 320.

TEC 324 Finite Element Modeling and Analysis 3(2-2)

CAD solutions and strategies utilizing solid and surface modeling meshing for advanced automotive design applications, setting of loads and restraints. Prerequisites: IET 379, TEC 322

TEC 325 Design for Manufacturing and Assembly 3(3-0)

Astudy of relationships between vehicle design, manufacturing, and assembly. Design constraints imposed by manufacturing processes and design’s impact on product quality and cost. Prerequisite: TEC 323.

TEC 326 Vehicle Systems and Design Requirements 3(3-0)

Automotive systems with focus on interdependence of components and assembly systems with concern for manufacturing quality, maintenance and ergonomic good design/bad design. Prerequisites: IET 428, TEC 324

TEC 327 Design Creativity and Value Methodology 3(3-0)

Creative processes utilizing team approaches during initial design as well as product improvement. Emphasis is on product value and customer satisfaction. Prerequisites: TEC 326

TEC 328 Materials and Applications in Vehicle Design 3(3-0)

Physical properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals as well as polymers and composites. Various molding, forming, and fabrication techniques are included. Prerequisites: TEC 326, IET 379.

TEC 350 Vehicle Packaging 3(3-0)

Vehicle designs for occupant packaging, seating arrangements, vision requirements, luggage storage, ground to bumper requirements, component dimensions, and legal/government design criteria, standards, and regulations. Prerequisite: TEC 320.

TEC 376 Metal Forming 3(3-0)

Design techniques and applications related to cutting, forming, and maintaining design tolerances; related industrial history, and the functions of die engineering departments will be covered. Prerequisite: TEC 323.

TEC 377 Vehicle Related Metal Forming and Shaping 3(3-0)

Design and development functions related to tooling, fixtures, gages, and dies. Emphasis on vehicle manufacture and includes basic process planning, design tolerance, and process selection. Prerequisites: TEC 328

TEC 378 Vehicle Manufacturing, Assembly and Process Planning 3(3-0)

Interface between vehicle design, manufacturing and assembly process planning. Design impact on manufacturing process, product quality and cost is included. Prerequisites: TEC 326

TEC 397 Special Topics 1-6(Spec) Variable credit, variable content courses with credit and specific topics identified in the Class Schedule book. Prerequisites: permission of instructor.

TEC 420 Value Methodology in Vehicle Design 3(3-0)

Methods for improving product value and enhancing customer satisfaction in industrial projects utilizing a team approach. Prerequisites: TEC 320, TEC 321, TEC 323; or instructor’s approval.

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TEC 441 Vehicle Interior Cockpit Design 3(3-0)

Vehicle cockpit design emphasizing occupant placement and location relation- ships with interior components together with the design integrations process. Prerequisites: TEC 320, TEC 321, TEC 323.

TEC 442 Vehicle Interior Trim Design 3(3-0)

Astudy of design processes and techniques associated with designing vehicle interior components including door trim, headliners, floor coverings, seats, and other interior systems. Prerequisites: TEC 320, TEC 321, TEC 323.

TEC 443 Ergonomics and Vehicle Design 3(3-0)

The study of ergonomic principles and their use in the design of vehicles with particular emphasis on operation, manufacturing, and maintenance character- istics. Prerequisites: TEC 320, TEC 321, TEC 323.

TEC 444 Vehicle Electrical Design 3(3-0)

Electrical wire harness design and electrical component packaging covering electrical system and subsystem requirements, functions, and component as- sembly. Prerequisites: TEC 320, TEC 321, TEC 323.

TEC 445 Vehicle Architecture Systems 3(3-0)

Packaging of occupants, seating and vision requirements, storage needs, bumper design requirements consistent with federal and international standards and regulations. Prerequisites: TEC 328

TEC 446 Vehicle Body Systems Design 3(3-0)

Body design with an emphasis on structural strength, overall performance, together with occupant comfort and safety. Introduces chassis and suspension systems. Prerequisites: TEC 328

TEC 447 Vehicle Interior Systems Design 3(3-0)

Interior trim and instrument panel design concepts related to component selection. Emphasis is on component location, relationships and the overall design integration process. Prerequisites: TEC 328

TEC 448 Vehicle Chassis and Suspension Systems 3(3-0)

Control systems operation including steering, braking, and suspension as they relate to the design of vehicle chassis configurations and packaging. Prerequisites: TEC 328

TEC 449 Vehicle Power Train Propulsion Systems 3(3-0)

Operational characteristics of reciprocating, rotary, electric, and hybrid sys- tems. Various fuel types are introduced. Includes drive train assemblies and components packaging. Prerequisites: TEC 328

TEC 450 Vehicle Electrical and Lighting Systems 3(3-0)

Electrical, lighting, and subsystem requirements to include wiring harness design, component packaging, exterior and interior lighting and signaling require- ments, and component assemblies. Prerequisites: TEC 328

TEC 451 Vehicle HVAC Systems 3(3-0)

Automotive HVAC systems and their subsystem requirements. Current OEM automotive systems, design criteria, components, occupant comfort, controls interface, duct design, manufacturing, environmental and regulatory require- ments. Prerequisites: TEC 328

TEC 452 Vehicle Body Structure Design 3(3-0)

Basic automobile body design from a structural perspective relative to strength, vehicle performance, passenger comfort, and safety. Prerequisites: TEC 320, TEC 321, TEC 323.

TEC 454 Vehicle Instrument Panel Design 3(3-0)

Instrument panel design emphasizing occupant placement and location rela- tionships with instrument panel components, together with the design integration process. Prerequisites: TEC 320, TEC 321, TEC 323.

TEC 456 Vehicle Lighting Systems Design 3(3-0) Design and engineering principles applied to exterior, interior, and signaling lighting systems. Prerequisites: TEC 320, TEC 321, TEC 323.

TEC 457 Vehicle Bumper System Design 3(3-0)

Design and packaging of automotive bumper systems, including energy man- agement, federal and international regulations, molding of parts, and assembly of bumper systems. Prerequisites: TEC 320, TEC 321, TEC 323.

TEC 459 Vehicle Design Analysis and Integration 3(3-0)

A capstone course which requires a vehicle design project showing the inter- face with affected departments, time constraints, and manufacturing/assembly implementation. Prerequisites: ENG 303, TEC 324 and Permission of Director. Graduating seniors only.

TEC 497 Special Topics 1-6(Spec) Variable credit, variable content courses with credit and specific topics identified in the Class Schedule book. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

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